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Bill Nelson now targeted by group calling for his vote to repeal, replace ACA

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Being a Democratic Senator up for re-election in 2018 and living in a state won by Donald Trump last fall means that Bill Nelson is going to be getting a lot of attention over the next year and a half from groups supporting Republican causes. On Wednesday, TV ads began running on cable news networks in Florida targeting Nelson for supporting the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The ads will continue to air over the next couple of weeks. One…

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Joe Henderson: Assault on polling begins in ShameFest 2016

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As we approach the home stretch of ShameFest 2016 — otherwise known as the election — we should take a moment to ponder one of the great moments the last time the nation chose a president. It was election night 2012 and Fox News, accurately as it turned out, declared President Barack Obama had won Ohio and, thus, a second term as commander in chief. But GOP operative Karl Rove didn’t agree. He argued live on camera that his own…

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Initial paperwork filed to open Clearwater-area brewery

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Clearwater may be getting a new microbrewery. According to documents filed with the state, a company named Fat Lion Brewing applied for an environmental resource permit from the Southwest Florida Water Management District in August. According to that application the company “proposes a craft brewery with tasting room at a former furniture factory. The would-be brewery would renovate three buildings to make room for the establishment and demolish another for parking. Fat Lion was established in September of last year…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.11.15 — Bobby Jindal’s moment

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So the field is set for the two GOP debates scheduled for next Wednesday night in Simi Valley — and they’re the exact same lineups as were displayed in Cleveland last month, with two exceptions. One is that Carly Florina, who became the darling of the media following her impressive debate performance in the “Happy Hour” debate last month, has been able to squeeze into the prime-time matchup on CNN, though her poll numbers have remained stagnant, topping out at 3…

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American Crossroads takes aim at Patrick Murphy in attack email

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Conventional wisdom among some pundits (and Florida Democrats) is that Patrick Murphy is more viable in a general election U.S. Senate contest in Florida in 2016 than his most prominent Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. While the fire-breathing Grayson is a hero to progressives in the Sunshine State and around the country for his take-no-prisoners attitude toward Republicans, Murphy’s political record and rhetoric is much more centrist in nature, which is what establishment Florida Democrats in particular seem to favor in…

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U.S. Senate tables turn against Florida Democrats

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In an ironic reversal of fortune, a tough and ideological primary process is threatening to divide Democrats as they pursue swing Senate seats like that one abdicated by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in 2016, writes Alex Roarty in National Journal. In a quartet of key battlegrounds, Democrats are bracing for bitter primaries that party leaders worry will complicate their hopes of retaking a Senate majority. The latest showdown was set Tuesday, when a former top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf,…

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Hillary Clinton releases tax, health records on a busy Friday

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Hillary Rodham Clinton is in “excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president,” her physician declared Friday – just one in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day. Within a three-hour period, the State Department made public more than 2,200 pages of emails sent from Clinton’s personal account, her campaign released the information about her health and she unveiled eight years of tax returns. Meanwhile, Clinton herself…

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